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    July 2, 2011
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pulling a plane out of the water, the recovery process  about to get underway this morning after a plane sank near sausalito. a heat wave in time for your holiday weekend triggers a heat advisory. we'll have more on that coming up. police are on the lookout for drunk drivers. we'll tell you about the crackdown now underway. and the bombshell in the final day of testimony in the casey anthony, just days before the jury gets set to start deliberations.
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good morning. welcome to ktvu mornings on 2. it is saturday, july 2nd, and yes, it will indeed be a very hot one today. lett get right to rosemary and check your forecast. hey, rosemary. >> good morning! yes, we need to gear up for the hot weather. it is going to be a scorcher in some cases. a heat advisory issued by the national weather service from noontime today until 9:00, pretty widespread. interior areas north bay, east bay and south bay. the only areas not included on the coast. temperatures in the mid to upper 90s for today. so just drink plenty of water. this morning we're waking up warmer and our afternoon highs definitely warmer. we'll look at today and the weekend, coming up. we begin with developing news out of sausalito, and just about an hour crews will begin working to pull a seaplane out of the bay after it capsized yesterday evening. the incident happened at 7:30
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in richardson bay, and it was all caught on video. ktvu's ali rasmus joins us live with what is happening right now. ali. >> reporter: mike, i spoke with the police sergeant this morning, who says this plane will be pulled out of the water and that recovery process is expected to start around 9:00. he explained 9:00 is when they'll do this because that's when it will be slack tide here on the bay. slack tide means there will be no underwater tidal current. and even now you can sigh the water here is very calm. police estimate this plane right now is about 20 to 40 feet below the surface of the water. after it sank trying to take off yesterday evening. amateur video captured the plane's attempted takeoff. the plane made its just a few pleat in the air before bobbing back into the water it sinking. the 75-year-old pilot and a
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passenger managed to climb out of the plane. they stood on the wings until some nearby boaters came to their rescue. the pilot and the passenger were not hurt. >> there was a guy standing holding his stuff on one wing and on the other wing a guy crouched lower, holing more stuff. >> we're talking different witnesses, trying to figure out if it was more possibly plane catching the wake and being momentarily airborne, and then in the water or possibly pilot error. >> police say alcohol does not appear to be a factor in this incident. police have contacted the army corps of engineers to help them pull the plane out of the water and they say at this point, they're not concerned about the plane leaking any fuel out here on the bottom of the bay. back out here live, there is a coast guard vessel on the water. however, they say they're not involved in the recovery of the
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plane. a little later this morning police are supposed to meet us out here to give us an update on this recovery process. we'll check back with you about a half hour from now. ali rasmus, ktvu channel 2 news. in news from overnight, a man was airlifted to uc davis medical center after crashing on interstate 80. the chp says he lost control of his vehicle after 3 this morning. his suv flipped, hit the guardrail and landed on its roof. his current condition has not been released. the chp is investigate whether alcohol was involved. police are investigating two deadly shootings in oakland. this morning officers fond a man on the 5700 block of international boulevard. paramedics rushed him to the hospital where he died from gunshot wounds. another shooting happened just after 10:15 last night, officers responded to this street it and found one dead there. no one in custody for either shooting. also in oakland, police
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have new security video of an armed robbery in hopes of catching the thieves. three young men held up the oak knoll market on may 4th. no shots were fired, and police say they got into a dark blue jeep cherokee to escape. a protest over pg&e smart neaters has led to an alert. santa cruz deputies arrested a man who blocked a utility truck trying to leave the live oak facility. deputies say josh hart and another protestor laid down in front of the truck. he will be charged with trespassing interfering with a business and blocking a sidewalk. the other protestor was also cited. hart was arrested on similar charges at another protest last month. new this morning, france records its first death from the e.coli outbreak. doctors believe the 78-year-old victim ate tainted grape seeds. she died this morning. investigators have linked the
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outbreak to seeds sold by the english food vendor thompson and morgan but the company says the seeds came from egypt. they're used often in african and indian cuisine. the former head of the international monetary fund is no longer under house arrested but he still faces sexual assault charges. the credibility of the woman who says dominique strauss-kahn attacked her is now in question. prosecutors say the maid committed fraud in the past and has also lied about what she did in the moments after that alleged attack. the manhattan district attorney's office says she also called her boyfriend and told him, this guy has a lot of money, i know what i'm doing. the boyfriend was in an immigration jail so the call was recorded, but it took weeks to translate it. tempers flared outside his apartment building as journalists and photographers tried to get a glimpse of him. >> move the car! >> one photographer may have gotten too close to the former international monetary fund
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chief yesterday. he was order today move his car. as the photographer gets into his vehicle, you can see strauss-kahn getting out of his car and going into his apartment building. although he is allowed to leave his home, he cannot leave the country. he is due back in court on july 18th. after a break today, closing arguments in the casey anthony murder trial will begin. jurors are expected to start deliberations tomorrow evening if a verdict is not immediately reached a jury will also deliberate on the 4th of july. casey anthony is charged with murdering her two-year-old daughter caylee in 2008. the state rested its case yesterday after prosecutors called casey's mother's former employers to take the stand. they testified that cindy anthony did not work from home and records show she was at work when she claimed she was searching for chloroform on her home computer. >> did miss anthony in march of 2008 have the capability to
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work from home? >> no. >> could she log into her account from a laptop computer? >> no. >> casey amount could face the death penalty if convicted. stay with us here on ktvu mornings on 2. coming up in our 7:30 half hour, we'll go live to florida for an update on tomorrow's closing arguments. good morning to you. temperatures will be well above average for the weekend giving us a warm, hot 4th of july. you can see just a little bit of haze out there, a beautiful picture there of the bay, and sun shining bright already. with just a really bit of haze on the immediate coastline, and low clouds. that will burn off fairly quickly. temperatures right now 53 in santa rosa. 54 in san francisco. 60 degrees hayward. 62 in mountainview. and 63 in san jose as well as livermore. so off to a mild start if you're getting outside early this morning. and again that little bit of
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cloud cover we are seeing this morning and fog will be out of our way fairly quickly, by 9 or 10:00, back offer the coast, perhaps just a little bit of haze over the golden gate bridge. but by noontime, 1, completely clear there and we're looking at plenty of sunshine in store for saturday, sunday into monday, even into troos. satellite radar here, you can see it if i back it up, storm track well to the north. we've got plenty of sunshine, little bit of offshore flow coming in this weekend, and that marine layer will be backed off the coastline for most of us, which means we'll have some good clearing for the 4th of july fireworks. giving you a look at the weekend, a little bit of pappy fog this morning, warm and hot especially inland. hottest day sunday. we could hit the century mark in many cases, then monday a little bit of cooling, still well above average for this time of year, around the area today, 90 expected in son a, 89 in vallejo. areas around concord, walnut
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creek, mid-90s. south bay, 90 degrees santa clara, 89 in sunnyvale and on the peninsula 76 san francisco, 89 redwood city, upper 60s low 70s for the coastline. saturday, sunday and monday along the coast, upper 60s, low 70s. and notice we keep the trends all the way through tuesday, finally getting a little break on wednesday, but our inland spots going to be the scorcher, upper 90s today, tomorrow, mid- 90s on monday, then cooling back more by mid-week wednesday. if you're headed to the sierra for your 4th of july, we'll look at that forecast coming up. time is 7:10 and time for your live drive time traffic. here's a live look at highway 237 in milpitas. things are moving along well there, and already that sun is shining and betting down on that roadway. let's move on to the toll plaza, there's the sun again. things moving smoothly, lots of outdoor activities today so the roads may be a little crowded but things looking good right
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now. authorities statewide are trying to make sure you have a healthy weekend. police departments are ramping up patrols. there will be dui check points throughout the day area. >> celebrate all you want, but please use a designated driver or public transportation or other means of getting around. do not get behind the wheel if you've been drink. >> officers say it bears repeating that the state's blood alcohol limit is .08. during the 4th of july weekend, two years ago, seven people died in dui related wrecks in california. 325 people were injured. most bay area transit agencies will be operating sunday schedules this coming monday, 4th of july. muni, ac transit, bart, samtrans and caltrans will all have their sunday schedules in place on the 4th, but bart is
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adding extra trains in the evening to help move the large crowds expected for the fireworks display in san francisco. caltrain also says it will add extra trains departing from san francisco following monday's fireworks show along the waterfront with the last train leaving at 12:01 in the morning. fireworks will definitely be seen and heard this independence day weekend, but authorities are warning people about the dangers and in particular about fireworks sold on the internet. it is illegal to buy fireworks online in california. however, investigators will cal- fire routinely find ads for 80s and more stars. ktvu found a redwood city man selling illegally fireworks on craigslist. >> i figured if it's okay for cities do it, then an individual might be able to do it. so lesson learned. >> the fireworks seller pulled his ad after our interview. there are 11 communities in the bay area and santa cruz dune allow the legal sale of so-
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called safe and sane fireworks. the 4th of july will be a work holiday for on capitol hill. the lawmaker forced to cancel his honeymoon so that debt negotiations can continue. and nasa astronaut mark kelly gets ready to retire from nasa. the speculation surrounding a possible career in politics. and the postal service is cutting saturday delivery won't be enough. the new move to put the government agency back in the black.
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good morning san jose! mostly sunny skies, 63 degrees. if you're just joining us this morning, a height advisory for the inland areas this afternoon. this morning president barack obama released his 4th of july message to the country. he focused on the ongoing budget battle in washington, d.c. the president says people
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with different opinions have work together to resolve all types of difference since the country was founded 235 years ago. >> we've learned in the years since that democracy isn't always pretty. we have arguments, we disagree. but time and again, we've proven that we can come together to solve problems. we remember that while we may not see eye to eye on everything, we share a love for this country and a faith in its future. >> mr. obama added he is confident that current budget challenge will be resolved. most of the country's u.s. are spending this 4th of july weekend in washington, d.c. after a majority leader harry reid cancelled their recess. the hope is the can make progress on negotiations to raise the country's debt ceiling. and that's forcing many to cancel their plans. john mccain and senator lindsey graham are cutting short their trip to turkey and gunn to visit with u.s. troops, and montana senator is getting
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married in weekend and has to cancel his honeymoon. later today, there's going to be a new candidate running for president and most of america has they're in heard of him. michigan congressman thaddeus mcconnell says he will announce he is in the 2012 presidential race. he is similar to barack obama he says. he says he will be a much- needed option for voters. >> whether or not they're going to respond to my message is up to them. but if i don't put it in front of them, they'll never have the chance to consider it, let alone accept it. >> the 45-year-old lawyer was elected to congress in 20003. he is known for having a sense of humor and independent streak. another republican hopeful in the 2012 presidential election is building his campaign war chest. tim pawlenty raised $4.2 million in the fund-raising
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period that ended this week. according to one of his aide. the g.o.p.'s biggest fund- raiser is expected to report he's received at least $15 million in donations during that same time frame. former space shuttle commander mark kelly is dismissing reports he'll run for political office, mentioned as a possible senate candidate in arizona. his wife gabrielle giffords represents southern arizona in the house of representatives. he says, she's the politician in the family. he adds his main focus is taking care of his wife, who is recovering from being shot in the head last january. the u.s. postal service faces up to $8 billion in losses. the agency announced it will suspend performance bonuses and managers for managers and executives. they had earlied suspended contributions to the employee pension fund. over the past four year, the agency eliminated 110,000 jobs and reduced costs by $12 billion.
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but now it says it needs to reduce even more. the postal service hopes to close smaller offices and wants congressional approval to cancel saturday deliveries. these an auto plants in japan with busy rolling out new cars. starting today the automaker says it will now have plants open on saturday and sunday to help save on electricity. workers will now get thursday and friday off. the idea is to help spread out electricity usage during peak power periods. japan is demanding companies across the country cut their electricity usage by 15%, all because of the shortage caused by the march earthquake and tsunami. pop star justin timberlake may turn myspace into an online version of "american idol." he is buying the website for $35 million. he is considered the creative force in the revamping of the social network. one idea is to feature a talent show or some other way to develop artists. he will explain his concept at
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a news conference next month. facebook's mark zuckerberg makes a mysterious promise, saying the company will announce something awesome next wednesday he only says it would come from the company's office in seattle. facebook watchers say it may be an app for the ipad or a mobile photo sharing tool. summer time dangers have returned, the west nile virus infections now reported in two bay area counties. and mother nature creates a fireworks display of her own this spectacular lightning show caught on camera. >> read hot weather in time for the red, white and blue holiday weekend. coming up what you can expect for today through the weekend and heat advisory to talk become
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look at that mother nature set off her own fireworks this weekend. this spectacular display happened during a thunderstorm in chicago. an amateur photographer affiliated with cnn videotaped lightning striking the willis
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tower that used to be known as sears tower. i don't think we'll get any lightning strikes here, as july is now upon us. record heat also upon us, possibly record heat. >> you're right. we're going to see temperatures well above average, it will make for a very hot weekend in some spots. a live look at all that sunshine, wall-to-wall sunshine in most cases. just a little bit of low cloud cover and fog on the immediate coastline. if your getaway is lake it was hoe, it will be nice and warm! sunee skies over the sierra. mid-80s for sunday and into monday. overnight lows in the 40s. so just a gorgeous forecast there. if your destination is yosemite, expect mid-90s today. and in and around our parts, 90s as well. 90 for napa, 94 in fairfield. 95 in antioch. and temperatures sitting right about 95 for areas right around livermore. on the coast, upper 60s, low 70s. so not too bad. nice and warm and comfortable. by tomorrow, temperatures begin
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to actually get near that century mark. we do have a heat advisory in place this afternoon for inland areas, expecting back again for tomorrow. so take it easy, make sure you pack a hat for the kids. slightly cooler on monday although still above average, especially inland spots. tuesday a warm one, and then finally on wednesday, a little cooler along the coastline. we're expecting sea breeze to come back. back to you. summer heat is up and mosquitoes return, so too does the west nile virus. contra costa county officials just reported a dead bird found near walnut creek was carrying the virus, and in santa clara county health officials are reporting nine birds infected with the west nile virus. to avoid infections you should apply mosquito repellent, especially at dawn and dusk. also get rid of all standing water and report neglected swimming pools, which can be a breeding ground for mosquitoes. a new nationwide rule is tries to keep new doctors alert
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and awake. the 19-page directive requires first-year residents to work more than than 16 straight hours instead of 30 in the past. they must also have a supervisor on-site and have at least 8 hours off between shifts. the change comes after public concerns over sleep deprivation and safety. >> we've done this with truck drivers and airline pilots. it really seems to be common sense that we are pushing the human body past its able to perform well. >> bonements say longer shifts allow residents to get to know patients better and provide them with continuous care. new rules do not apply to second or third-year residents juppe a father and daughter remain missing in the colorado mountains. about 40 rescuers are now searching for boulder doctor and his 20-year-old daughter. they disappeared after going hiking on june 22nd. searchers fear the pair may be trapped in steep terrain or caught in a river still swollen from high runoff.
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>> so we've got to ask more more help from other areas and lots of people are coming to help. we're continuing a system at ic approach to trying to find these folks. >> there is still hope the two are alive. the dad has written papers on surviving in the wilderness and takes emergency equipment with him in case he encounters trouble. investigators in massachusetts are looking into a bizarre death at a public pool. the victim was there for two days before anyone saw her. a preliminary investigation shows the cloudy water concealed the woman's body. so people swimming in the 12- foot pool during knows two days didn't snow she was there. investigators shut down local pools to review operations and procedures. >> young lifeguards here who instead of paying more attention to the children pay more attention to getting a tan. >> the victim was a hotel house keeper from haiti. she drowned and the death is an accident. after 25 years, the
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marriage of maria shriver and arnold schwarzenegger is over. revelations from the divorce payout. pulling a plane out of the water, the recovery process about to get started this morning after a plane sank near sausalito. we'll have a live interview with police coming up. and closing arguments are set to begin in the casey anthony measure trial. coming up up, details on the last day of testimony. you can't jump that! it's two chicken patties,
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witnesses say it appears the pilot was trying to take off when suddenly the seaplane went nose first into the bay, forcing a rescue and sink the plane. it was all caught on video and this morning crews are preparing to pull that seaplane out. and welcome back to mornings on 2, everyone. it's saturday, july 2nd. that plane went down around 7:30 last night in richardson bay in sausalito. in front of a crowd of witnesses. two men are inside are okay this morning but we learned this morning that plans are underway to pull that plane out. ali rasmus is life at the scene. ali. >> reporter: right now the plan is to started pulling the plane out of the water around 9:00 this morning. right now we're standing on the bridgeway water front in sausalito, right next to the horizons restaurant. and this plane is about 20 to 40 feet below the surface of
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the water. amateur video captured this plane's attempted takeoff. you can see it taxiing for a while, then the plane makes it just a few feet in the air, before bobbing back into the water. then it started taking on water and sinking. the 75-year-old pilot and passenger managed to climb out of the plane unharmed. but now the next step is figuring out what will happen to the plane now at the bottom of the bay. and sergeant bill frost is with sausalito police, tell us who is going to be in charge of recovering this plane. we heard earlier that your agency contacted the army corps of engineers to assist. now it seems things are different. so what will happen this morning? >> yes, the army corps of engineers were contacted for information and to assist in this matter. due to the fact that this was a private airplane incident, that a private company has been contacted and obtained by the owner of the plane it they will be coming out to recover the plane. >> show this is now the plane owner's responsibility and he is in charge every paying for this recovery?
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>> yes. >> and so what will we see at 9:00, once this process starts? >> on the water you'll see a series of vessels, one vessel from the sausalito police department marine patrol unit, also a vessel from the coast guard. our main jobs will be to ensure any environmental hazards are not present and ensure safety. also a recovery vessel whose goal will be to recover the vessel from under the water. you may also see a few divers in the water to help assist the vessels. >> and from what i understand, alcohol was not a factor in this incident and you're not concerned about fuel leakage. >> at this time we have no information about any hazardous material spills or any environmental impacts. however, an investigation is still on going. >> okay. sergeant bill frost, thank you for talking to us. we should see some dive boats, private companies that will be in charge of recovering this plane at the bottom of the bay
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near sausalito. ali rasmus, ktvu channel 2 news. oakland city leaders say they will not jeopardize safety to reduce the budget. the new budget calls for city worker furloughs and the addition of 269 parking meters understand the 580 underpass and in the east lake area. the council approved funding cuts to the cable channel, oakland will rehire 22 police officers, push the department total to of of 660. supporters say the city has already spent millions training them. a university of california is considering another tuition hike to offset spending cuts in the new state budget. the school system is expected to lose about $150 million so the board of regents is considering a tuition hike of nearly 10%. that would mean tuition would go up about $1,000 for the academic year. just last fall the board of regents raised tuition 8%, a decision is expected in mid- july. it is not clear yet if the
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tuition proposal will spark more protests at uc berkeley. back in march, eight students barricaded themselves inside wheeler hall to protest earlier budget cuts. that brought a large group of supporters outside the hall to rally on the students. the students did come out after campus officials met some of their demands, including holding a town hall meeting. families in california say the new budget targets them the most. about 80 people protested outside the social service agency in oakland. an estimated 2 million californians will suffer from cuts to their social services. the new budget reduces spending by $15 billion. >> the cuts will have me -- not only less money a month but start paying for medical. >> every penny counts. every penny. i don't pass one on the street that i don't pick up and say thank you for it. >> social service providers say they're hoping democratic lawmakers will push for a tax extension initiative next year. maria shriver is asking for divorce from arnold
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schwarzenegger. she filed divorce papers yesterday in los angeles county. the couple married 25 years, shriver and schwarzenegger are announce end they separated last may. in the papers, shriver blames irreconcilable differences a week after their separation, schwarzenegger admitted he was the father of their housekeeper's child. shriver's filing does not mention a prenuptial agreement, that means shriver could get half of schwarzenegger's earnings from his body building and acting careers. she is also asking for spousal support, but did not request a specific amount of money. federal officials say a california school district did not do enough to prevent the harassment of a 13-year-old boy who committed suicide. south walsh told officials he was being bullied because he was gay. her he died his mother filed a complaint against the school district. federal education and justice department workers say the district failed in their duty, their legal duty, to protect
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walsh. now the district has agreed to train staff on how to handle harassment complaints and will be monitored for several years. investigators say they are closer to figuring out what started the house fire that killed two san francisco firefighters last month. lieutenant perez and anthony valerio died from injuries suffered while battling the diamond heights house fire. now investigators say the fire does appear to have started accidentally due to an electrical failure. final testing on the electrical system of the home is still underway. the department's internal probe of the fire is expected to be completed next month. a san francisco neighborhood known for being a hotbed of crime is getting new attention from city hall and the police department. sixth street between market and howard streets is a two-block stretch marked by everything from shootings to drug dealings. steve barton owns the passion cafe on 6th street. he was robbed at his restaurant two months ago and was talking about shutting down the business and moving out. the public outcry brought
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increased public police patrols, something barton has wanted for three years. >> it's just a two-block area that doesn't ever seem to get controlled, and if they wanted it to it would. >> since we've been stationed here we've seen a lot less drinking and public, a lot less drug dealing. >> now barton says he will stay, but hopes the city will finally carry out his promise to build a police substation in the neighborhood. construction plans have been given the green light and work is going to start only after the board of supervisors gives its approval. but that could happen next month. police say they have busted a indoor pot farm in santa cruz. officers say they seized about 100 plants and 20 pounds of marijuana from a business called santa cruz diesel and bio mechanics. soops and authorities received tips from the neighborhood about the illegal growing operation. officers have now red-tagged a building because of alleged problems with construction and wiring. police are now looking for the
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business owner. two south san francisco store clerks cited after selling alcohol to minors. police say they caught the clerks in a decoy operation on wednesday. minors working with south san francisco police tried to buy alcohol from six stores altogether. the clerks face a $250 fine and at least 24 hours of community service. the stores could also lose their license to sell alcohol. good morning to you! a gorgeous view, blue skies overhead. the only place dealing with a little low cloud cover and fog this morning, right along the coast. we expect that to burn off fairly quickly as well. we'll all see sunshine for the weekend. we're looking at temperatures fairly mild out there this morning, similar to yesterday, some of us even slightly warmer. we do have westerly breeze, san francisco 12 miles per hour right now. and we're looking at just a little fog through daly city, pacifica, half moon bay reporting fog. calm conditions in oakland. most of us reporting calm conditions. san jose, westerly breeze to 5
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miles per hour. palo alto just a light breeze to 6. areas along the north bay calm and thorn, and temperatures running very similar to when we saw yesterday. we'll look at that in just a moment. we need to touch on the heat advisory in police for this afternoon. we're expecting one again for tomorrow. our inland areas north bay, east bay and south by, the only place to escape it will be right along the coastline so again take it easy out there because we're looking at some of the hottest temperatures we're seen this season and it will be a prolonged heat wave lasting in tuesday, maybe wednesday before we finally cool off. four right new in santa rosa. 58 in oakland. low 60s hayward, concord, down into san jose reporting 63 degrees as you get outside this morning. so the heat coming in from the desert southwest and we do expect temperatures to hit the century mark in some cases by tomorrow. sunday looks to be the hottest day. today we're waking up with a pappy fog on the coastline, temperatures warmer than yesterday. hot on sunday, monday 4th of july little bit of cooling. still going to be well above
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average for inland areas. we should see mostly clear skies that, is nice for the fireworks come your holiday monday. 90 expected for sonoma as well as napa. 90 in novato. san rafael around 87 degrees. 78 sausalito, and 82 expected for richmond. mid-90s concord, walnut creek, into danville 94 for the second half of the day. santa clara valley, how about 91. san jose 90. and santa clara 89 for sunnyvale 88 in areas around fremont and along the peninsula we're looking at 76 san francisco, upper 70s low 70s pacifica, half moon bay, and it's just going to be a nice sunny day, bring along shorts or flip-flops, we'll see some -- plenty warm weather saturday, sunday into monday. tuesday another hot one, finally a little cooldown come wednesday. but look at those inland areas. uncomfortable for many of us! in the upper 90s saturday, sunday, finally dropping off a little bit on monday. if you're going to be out and about today, well have a day
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planner coming up. it's hot outside but sure doesn't look like summer in some places. check out lake tahoe! there it something, the summer scene. it's seen nearly double the average of snowfall so there's still snow up there and many ski resorts are open for business this weekend! alpine meadows is running lifts in july for the first time since 1995! others are also open. if you want to head up there, here's a look at your roads. this is interstate 80 in truckee. and here's the benefit of skiing in july -- the roads are clear, nothing like chain requirements to worry about. the u.s. hurricane center warns there could be more life- threatening flash floods across mexico and in the wake of tropical storm arlene. the remnants of the storm dumped rain across the country's central highlands. the mexican government confirms at least three people died after the storm hit this mrsa morning. as much as a foot of rain fell in remote regions, cutting off
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hundreds every people from supplies and rescue teams. the city of los alamos is drawing plans to bring back 12,000 residents who evacuated due to a wildfire. crews are currently holding the fire line. the fire is burning several miles upslope from the los alamos national laboratory. firefighters say they are confident the wildfire no longer poses a danger to the nuclear lab. a bay area marine is home just in time for for the 4th of july. only on 2, the welcome-home ceremony to this teen serving on the front line and let's give you a live look outside. there is the golden gate bridge, north and south towers fogged in. but hopefully as the day moves along, that fog will burn off on this saturday morning. you're watching morning on 2. q
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good morning to you! giving you a live look san francisco, you can see a mix of blue skies, right up above that little bit of low clouds deck burning off quickly this morning. the time is 7:44 on the clock. the most watched trial in the country is coming to a close. casey anthony will soon learn her fate as closing articles are set to begin on sunday. jessica stone is live in orlando with a preview of what we can expect. good morning, jessica. >> reporter: good morning. judge perry gave attorneys the day to prepare closing arguments. yesterday the prosecution spent the day hooking holes in the testimony of cindy anthony, casey's mother. >> this concludes the presentation of all evidence. >> after five and a half weeks,
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more than 30 days of testimony, and countless sidebars, both prosecution and defense have rested their cases in one of the most captivating trials in the country. the final day of testimony centered around a website search of the word chloroform on casey's computer. cindy sacked said she did it, but the expert witness says cindy was at work, not at home, when the search was made. >> do the business records also show that user cm was entering information into the patient records. >> yes, that's correct. >> while this was considered a decisive blow to the defense, act's lawyers still motioned for acquittal. >> renewed motion suggests will be denied. >> sunday morning the jury is expected to hear closing arguments. the final attempts for attorneys to prove their cases and leave a lasting impression. the judge is determined to keep the trial moving and warns that the jury is growing tired of
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the delays. >> remember you take as much time as you want, but you got jurors back there. and they have been sequestered. these folks are ready to return to their homes. >> now, jurors are expected to deliberate as early as tomorrow afternoon and expected to continue those deliberations through the 4th of july holiday. jessica stone, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you for that report. a sacramento police believe they have arrested three people in connection with the string of break-ins at best buy stores across northern california. officers say the suspects tripped a security alarm at a sacramento store. police spotted three burglars as they made off with nearly two dozen ipads. officers chased them on to i- 80, where the suspects had a duffel bag with the loot.
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free manama reason is home for the 4th of july holiday weekend. after a 7-month tour of military duty in afghanistan, and you will see his happy homecoming right here only on 2. 19-year-old lance corporal riley walter received a hero's welcome and escort to his family home. his friends and high school sweetheart and parents were all thrilled to see him home safely. he says his time in afghanistan makes him appreciate even more what he has here in the united states. >> my experience is definitely changed. i mean, it makes me so much more proud. there's a lot more honor. i love serving this country, our yet nation. and we were doing get things over there. probably the proudest guy in town right now. >> walter family says this independence day will always have special meaning because of riley's military service. royal newlyweds william and kate continue their tour of canada today. later this afternoon they are going to depart from montreal. that's where they'll tour a children's hospital and then on
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friday, william and kate will make their way to southern california. they're going to be greeted at the los angeles international airport by governor brown and his wife ann. the governor's office says he plans to talk about the strengths of the u.k.'s relationship with california. well, stanford and cal have new competition to welcome to the conference ceremony, at the pac-10 comes to pack 12. and a frustrating night in detroit. that play that had brian wilson taking out his anger on that cooler in the dugout. >> we're gearing up for hot weather this weekend. coming up what you can suspect in your neighborhood.
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let's give you a live look outside. there's east shore freeway in berkeley. things looking smooth in both directions, but that no doubt will change as it always does on a saturday and sunday afternoon, especially this
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holiday weekend. and another live look just to the west, the golden gate bridge, a little different view as the fog is covering the north and south tower. traffic though looking smooth, also in both directions of 101. a week from tuesday is major league baseball as all star game but some people are saying stay away this year. the game will be played at the home of the arizona diamondbacks. that set the stage for opponents of arizona's strict immigration law, who are calling for a boycott. the law requires all illegal immigrants 14 or older to register with the government and carry those registration documents with them at all times. >> lot of them will feel they're doing the right thing, by not coming to arizona. >> in our opinion you shouldn't mix sports, teams, baseball and politics. >> business leaders do not believe the boycott will affect the economic impact of the game. oregoners say people who do come to arizona are invited to join a protest outside the park
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on game day. this morning the pac-10 conference now stand at a dozen. the new pac-12 conference is welcoming utah and colorado. utah threw itself a bash with the school marching band. the university received a statewide declaration. utah pac-12 day! this is the first conference expansion since the arizona schools in 1978. cal joined the conference in 1915, and stanford was admitted three years later. barry zito will make his second start today since coming off the d.l., after a wild game yesterday against the tigers. giants up 1-0 in the 8th. two outs. brian wilson gives up the single blow in the save for the second straight game. madison gets the no-decision. but the giants quickly bounce back. top 9, pablo sandoval to deep left center. one run scores, and after a couple bases loaded walks, the
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giants go up 4-1. game not over on the bottom half, brian wilson gets yanked from the game after giving up a run. he takes it out on the grade raid cooler. but then the game ends on a double play. he steps on second. giants win, 4-3. in the standings, the giants got some help from the a's taking on the diamondbacks in arizona. rich harding making his season debut after injury. he pitched 6 strong innings, strike out 6. matsui helped him with a two-run double. that gave the a's a 4-run lead in the 5th. the d-backs mace it cloak is but andrew bailey strikes out willie mow pina to end the game. a's win. and a couple minutes ago update you on the wimbeldon championship in the women's, pet interest won her first grand slam title saturday. the men's championship set for tomorrow. let's head over to
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rosemary, who is watching our rising temperatures. hi, rosemary. >> the heat will be on. good morning to you! we've got nice hot one in store for the 4th of july weekend. hopefully you'll like it hot. if you don't, head tote coast. that's the only place we're going to see the cool weather and a light sea breeze. san rafael, fog over the golden gate just a little low cloud deck. doesn't stand a chance against high pressure. it will build in over the next few days. to the 9:00 hour, upper 50s to upper 60s inland. and then our lunchtime numbers, a heat advisory north, south, east bays, locations from 9 to noon, or noon to 9. upper 60s for the coastline. your lunch hour, mid-80s for some of our inland areas. and then for the afternoon, upper 60s, low 70s on the coast. mid to upper 90s for the inland spots. lead advisory with us today, expected to be back again tomorrow. 90 expected for napa today. 95 in concord as well as
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livermore. 88 for fremont. 91 san jose. 76 in san francisco. and then pacifica look awfully comfortable, 69 degrees for the afternoon. your extended forecast, hot, hot and hot weather. take a look at that. upper 60s low 70s through tuesday. for the coastline. and we begin to dip, the coastline cooler sooner. then inland will follow. look at some of those high temperatures expected for the weekend. inland spots upper 90s, some of us expected to hit 100 or 102. some of the hottest spots there. 94 on your 4th of july monday keeping it otton tuesday and then a cooling back a little bit on wednesday. back to you. if you are headed to the alameda county fair today you may see the world's largest hamburger. organizers are attempting to cook 625 pounds every meat. there's also going to be a 110- pound bun, of course. and more than 50 pounds every cheese. 20 pounds of onions. 12 pounds of pickles and 30 pounds of lettuce. that burger will take 10 people
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a total of 10 hours to cook. and they are going to need a crane to flip. it you can sample that big burger for 99 cents a bite and those proceeds are going to go to the alameda county food bank. from hamburgers to hot dogs, joey chestnut will defend his title monday in the 4th of july hot dog eating contest at new york's keene island. yesterday was the weigh-in. he's won the contest four years straight. this year there's a separate event for women. and the front-runner is sonia the black widow thomas. several bay area museums will be free today, but there's a catch. they're free only if you have a bank of america card. if you do, you can swing through the space and science center, jewish museum, de young and san jose museum of art, among others. the free offer is good today and tomorrow, and the first weekend of every month. you can also fish for free today. the california department of fish and game is offering the first of two free fishing days of the year today. that means you don't have to
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buy sport fishing license. but all fishing regulations, like bass and size limits, report card requirements and fishing hours remain in effect. a stretch of fillmore street will be alive with the sounds of jazz and tens every thousands of people. the annual fillmore jazz festival is this weekend between jackson and eddie streets. you can enjoy three stages of live jazz music, as well as food and arts and crafts. that festival is today and tomorrow from 10 until 6 p.m. a warning on central and northern california rivers. the dangerous conditions leading to several rescue operations. and an illegal liquor operation in north carolina is broken up. the 10-month investigation that led to that bust.
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we'll have the latest on the plane recovery mission expected to start an hour from now. >> one man is hurt after a serious crash in vacaville. the important warnings the chp has for drivers this busy holiday weekend. >> sizzling hot temps for the weekend leads to a heat advisory. we'll explain coming up! good morning. welcome to mornings on 2.
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saturday, july 2nd is here, and you are in for some heat today! let's get over to meteorologist rosemary roscoe with your holiday weekend forecast. hi, rosemary. >> good morning to you! mild temperatures along the coast a little fog, that will burn off. plenty of sunshine in store today and that heated advisory we're talking about starts at noon. lasts through 9:00. north bay and south bay, some temperatures expected into the mid and upper 90s, around these areas. the only place excluded is right along the coastline. we'll look outside your door, show what you to expect for your saturday and the rest of the holiday weekend, coming up. there's no immediate danger to anyone from a plane that ended up underwater near sausalito. that plane sank in richardson bay last night with lots of witnesses, including some with video cameras. ali rasmus is live now with more on how and when that plane is going to be recovered. good morning ali. >> reporter: good morning! right now we're standing on the bridgeway waterfront on sausalito, near richardson bay.
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and this recovery mission, they're supposed to pull the plane out of the water an hour from now. that's when it's supposed to be slack tide here. that means there's no tidal current underwater, and taking a look at the surface of the water you can see it is very calm right now. police estimate this plane right now is somewhere between 20 to 40 feet below the surface of the water. after it sank yesterday evening. amateur video captured the plane's attempted takeoff. you can see it taxiing for a while, then the plane makes it just a few feet in the air before bobbing back into the water. and then after the plane's nose goes into the water, it starts to sink. the 75-year-old pilot and a passenger managed to climb out of the plane and were not hurt. but now the focus turns to getting this plane out of the bay. a private dive company has been hired to do the recovery at the plane owner's expense. sausalito police explained what it will look like out here once
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that recovery begins. >> you'll see several different vessels with towing and hauling capabilities. you also probably see a diver or two in the water, as well as some local assistance from the police department and possibly the coast guard to check to make sure there's no environmental hazards snoozles police say the plane and the passenger are doing fine. they did not center to be treated at the hospital. they do not believe alcohol appears to be a factor in this incident. and they say at this point police are also not concerned about the plane leaking any fuel. the faa is considering this a plane incident, not a plane crash because there were no injuries and 2340 structural damage. so police are in charge of the investigation and figuring out how this plane went down. ali rasmus, ktvu channel 2 news. oakland police this morning are investigating two deadly shootings. the first happened around 10:15 last night at 62nd and avenues. the victim was pronounced dead at the scene and three hours later police responded to a
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call at 57th and international, officers responding and found a man suffering from gunshot wounds. he later died at the hospital. no word on whether the shootings are related. police say they have not made an arrest in either case. one person was airlifted to uc davis medical center overnight after a crash in vacaville. chp says a man lost control of his vehicle on interstate 80, near allison drive, just after 3 this morning. the suv flipped, hit the guardrail and landed on its roof. the man's injuries were serious but his current condition has been not been released. there's a lot of extra traffic this holiday weekend and the chp is warning drivers to be alert. >> people just need to make sure they maintain the distance between themselves and other vehicles, give themselves plenty time to react to any things that may be in the roadways such as debris, other hazards and other vehicles coming to a stop. >> the chp is investigating if alcohol was involved in the crash. the highway patrol officer we talked to said chp has
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already made several dui arrests in its crackdown this holiday weekend. there are checkpoints throughout the 50 area. many police agencies will have officers whose one job this weekend is to take drunk drivers off the streets. >> celebrate all you want but please use a designated driver or public transportation. do not get behind the wheel if you've been drinking and don't get in the car with a drinking driver as well. it's not worth it. >> during the weekend two years ago, seven people died in ducks i related recollection in california. 324 people were injured. pg&e says it has been operating some of its natural gas pipelines at pressures higher than recommended by federal safety officials. rev likes comes as the investigation continues into last september's deadly pipeline explosion in san bruno. as a result of this latest mistakes, they're lowering the pressure in some pipelines. the head of the public utilities commission calls the
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news a serious failure. a man arrested for taking part in a protest against smart meters. josh hart and another protestor blocked a utility truck trying to leave the live oak facility. harvick will be charged with interfearing with a business and blocking a sidewalk. the other protestor was also cited. hart was arrested on similar charges at a protest last month. santa cruz police are releasing these pictures of an elaborate indoor pot farm they busted. officers say they seized about 100 plants and 20 pounds of marijuana from a business called santa cruz diesel and bio mechanics. authorities say they received tips from the neighborhood about the illegal growing operation. officers red-tagged the building because of alleged problems with construction and wiring. police are now looking for the business owner. law enforcement statewide are monitoring the streets and the web for illegal fireworks. authorities are noticing a rise in fireworks being offered on the internet. it is illegal to buy or sell
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fireworks online in california. however, investigators with cal- fire see ads for mort ors. ktvu found a redwood city man illegally selling fireworks on craigslist. >> i figured if it's okay for cities to do t then an individual might be able to do. it so lesson learned. >> the fireworks seller pulled his ad after our interview. there are 11 communities in the bay ear in santa cruz county that allow the sale of safe and sane fireworks. it is summer, but it sure does not look like it in some of places. lake tahoe has seen nearly double the average snowfall this year. many of their ski resorts are open for business this holiday weekend. alpine meadows says they're running their lifts in july for the first time since 1995. squaw valley kirkwood and sugar bowl are also open this weekend. and let's give you a live look up from the sierra. the roads going to tahoe. this is 80 at truckee. it's one of those days where
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you may be able to get in a round of golf and also hit the slopes. what is also beautiful with this day is there are no change requirements. good morning to you. here at home, a live look sausalito, gorgeous start! mostly clear skies, we do have a little fog in the area. low clouds right off the coast. along the golden gate bridge we're seeing fog this morning. san francisco low clouds, a little fog, backing up far enough to show you some of that this morning. this is expected to actually back up, re treat and be off the coastline by 10:00 or noontime. plenty of sunshine in store for your weekend. as temperatures already beginning to warm up, lock at fairfield at this hour. 68 degrees. 67 for those of you in livermore. 50s along the coastline. 54 in san francisco. 59 redwood city. san francisco half moon bay, pacifica all reporting partly cloudy skies and a little bit of fog this morning. your forecast will show you by
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9 or 10:00, it looks like all the way back just a little bit near the golden gate, north tip of san francisco on the west decide, down by 1:00 noontime, we're going to see it move off the coast and we all will enjoy warmer weather in time for your afternoon. and in some cases for some of us not really looking forward to some of that hot weather we're looking at for the next few days. your satellite radar showing you how clear we are. the storm track is way north. nothing to worry about there. but we have high pressure building in from the deserts southwest and that's what will really heat us up. if you're just joining thus morning we have a heat advisory starting at noontime lasting through 9:00. north park east bay and south bay. so good idea to drink water, even when you're not thirsty and remain the kids to do some coastline upper 60s, low 70s today. inland areas widespread 80s. even looking at mid-90s, upper 90s in some cases. 96 the hot spot here on this map for clear lake. 90 expected in sonoma.
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94 for fairfield. and widespread for the north bay. 94 for danville. 83 expected this afternoon in oakland. 88 fremont. 95 in morgan hill. 69 in pacifica, 70 half moon bay, 76 san francisco. 84 degrees for our friend in san mateo. and your extended forecast, the heat are remain into monday. tuesday even before we begin to see more moderate cooling along the coastline by mid-week wednesday. hottest day definitely tomorrow, upper 90s and approaching triple digit heat in time for sunday. a bit of cooling on 4th of july monday. mostly clear skies. good news nor fireworks there, and then again tuesday into wednesday we finally begin to get that break. we will look at your sierra forecast coming up. dangerous conditions on central valley rivers are
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keeping authorities busy. they've logged nine rescues within 24 hours this week, including a 10-hour operation to rescue three teenage boys. authorities issued warnings about fast-moving frigid conditions in the rivers. high temperatures are now melting the near record sierra nevada snowpack. we're learning new details about the accident in yosemite that killed two los angeles doctors. gregory meyer and richard fox were swept off the falls bridge on wednesday. according to an interview with the wife, fox slipped first. myers grabbed him and tried to hold the bridge with his other hand and both were swept into the reservoir. authorities later found fox's body but gregory meyer is still missing. there's no 4th of july holiday for the jury in the casey anthony murder trial. the damage that may have been done to the defense's case right before closing arguments. plus, bizarre death in a public pool. why a woman's body wasn't found for two days. and another live look outside,
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there is the sunol grappled things looking smooth on the roadways. you're watching mornings on 2.
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live look at san francisco. just that last bit of fog burning off as we speak. new morning, france is looking into its first death on from the e.coli outbreak. doctors believe the 78-year-old victim, ate tainted grape seeds
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after being hosted lasts week from a rare kidney condition. investigators have linked outbreak to seeds sold by the food vendor, thompson and morgan. the company says the seeds came from egypt. the seeds are described as wild clovers used often in african and indian cuisine. dominique strauss-kahn still faces sexual assault charges but is no longer under house arrest. the former head of the international monetary fund has denied attacking the housekeeper. now her credibility is being questioned. prosecutors say the maid lied about what she did in the moments after the alleged attack. the manhattan district attorney's office says she also called her boyfriend and told him, this guy has a lot of money, i know what i'm doing. the boyfriend was in immigration jail and the call was recorded. but it did take weeks to translate it. >> move the car! >> as you can see, tempers flared outside his new york city apartment building as
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journalists and photographers trying to get a glimpse of him yesterday. one photographer may have gotten too close to the former international monetary fund chief and he was ordered to move his car. strauss-kahn went into his apartment building. although he is allowed to leave home, he cannot leave the country. he is due back in court on july 18th. after a break today, closing arguments in the casey anthony murder trial will begin. jurors are expected to start deliberations tomorrow evening. if a verdict is not immediately reached, the jury will also deliberate on the 4th of july. casey anthony is charged with murdering her two-year-old daughter caylee in 2008. the state rested its case yesterday after prosecutors called casey's mother, former employers to the stand. they testified that cindy anthony did not work from home and records show she was at work when she claimed she was searching for chloroform on her home computer. >> did miss anthony in march of
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2008 have the capability to work from home? >> no. >> could she log into her account from a laptop computer? >> no. >> casey anthony could face the death penalty if convicted. coming up at 8:45ing we'll center a live report from orlando on what to expect in the case tomorrow. for two days, people unknowingly swam in a public pool that had a dead body under the water outside of boston. the murkiness of the water concealed the body at the bottom of the pool. investigators shut down local pools nor to review operations and procedures. >> young lifeguards here who instead of paying more attention to the children they pay more tokens to getting the a tan. >> the victim was a hotel house keeper from haiti. the coroner says she drowned and has ruled her death an accident. another conservative republican is joining the race
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for president. michigan congressman thaddeus mccotter filed papers yesterday and will formally announce he is in the 2012 presidential race today. he says he will be a much- needed option for voters. >> whether or not they'll respond to my message is up to them but if i don't put it in front of them, they'll never have the chance to consider t let alone accept it. >> the 45-year-old lawyer was elected to congress in 2003, two other conservatives already in the race are texas representative ron paul and minnesota congresswoman michele bachmann. another republican hopeful in the president election is building his campaign war chest. tim pawlenty has raised $4.2 million in the fund-raising period that ended this week. that's according to one of his aides. mt. mt. is umar mitt romney received $15 million in donations during that same time
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frame. mark kelly mentioned as a possible rev 10. he says his wife is the politician in the family. he adds his focus is taking care of his wife who is recovering from being shot in the head last january. president obama is thinking about the federal budget negotiations as we head into the 4th of july weekend. in his weekly address, the president says it will take cooperation and creativity to solve both short and long-term financial issues. >> we're got to cut the deficit but we can do that while making in vice presidents in education and research and technology that actually create job. we can live within our means, while still investing in our future. >> the president says u.s. history is filled with disagreements on policy but in the long run americans find ways to solve their problems together. most of the spending their 4th of july weekend in washington after
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harry reid cancelled their recess. the hope is they can make progress on negotiations to raise the debt ceiling, forcing many to cancel their plans. john mccain and lindsey graham are cutting short their trip to visit troops in afghanistan. a montana to senator is getting the married this weekend and now has to cancel his honeymoon. nissan auto plants in japan are rolling out new plans starting today it has plants open on saturday and sunday to help save on electricity. workers will now get thursday and friday off, the idea to help spread out electricity usage during peak power periods. demand -- japan is ordering companies to cut their electricity by 50%. no more performance bonuses and for managers in executives at the u.s. postal service the agency is suspending the practice and the face of a deficit up to $8 billion.
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they have already suspended contributions to the employee pension fund. and over the past four years, the agency eliminated 110,000 jobs and reduced costs by $12 billion. but now it says it needs to cut even more. the postal service hopes to close smaller offices and wants congressional approval to cancel saturday deliveries. three people are under arrest after a 10-months sting operation. >> straight out of the -- >> what they were making and selling and the remote mountains of north carolina. >> and holiday weekend, hotter temperatures or the way. we'll give you a look what the you can expect for your neighborhood this afternoon.
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there could be more flash flood across central mexico, even though tropical storm arlene has passed. the remnants of the storm dumped rain across the country's central highlands yesterday. the mexican government confirms at least three people died after the storm hit on thursday morning. as much as a foot of rain fell in some places. there's growing optimism in the fight against the wildfire at los alamos, new mexico. city leaders mapping out a plan to return residents evacuated from the fire. firefighters are confident the wildfire no longer poses a danger to the nuclear lab. summer is heating up and
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the mosquitoes are back. west nile virus found in two parts the day area. contra costa officials just reported a dead bird fun to near walnut creek was carrying the viruses. in santa clara county officials report nine infected birds as well and an infected sample of mosquitoes. to avoid infection, officials say you should apply mosquito repellent, especially at dawn and dusk. also drain standing water and report neglected swimming pools which can breed millions of mosquitoes. if you like the hot weather for your parades and fireworks shows, you'll get it. rosemary is here with a look at the rising temps. >> yes, goode morning. you're in luck we have a heat wave and it's going to last for the next few days, including through 4th of july. a live look outside our doors, we've got blue skies overhead. and just a little bit of low cloud and fog on the coastline. that is expected to burn off over the next few hours or so. headed to lake tahoe? it will be nice and warm.
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mid-80s in the forecast there. monday into tuesday, slight possibility of maybe thunderstorms beginning to form but through the weekends you're locking nice. overnight lows a little cool but not bad at all. if you're headed to yosemite, mid-90s some it will be hotter there. here at home, a heat advisory. noontime through 9:00 through north, east and south bay locations. coastline excluded on this and look at the coastline, 69 expected pacifica this afternoon. 76 in san francisco. the rest of us warming up, areas around napa, oakland from 10 to 15 degrees above the seasonal average for today. and the extended forecast shows you're not going to shake the heat any time soon. widespread upper 60s, low 70s for the coast through tuesday, then we see that break. meanwhile our inland spots no relief in sight. the hottest day looks to be sunday. we did just a little bit on your 4th of july monday. tuesday just as warm, then wednesday we begin to see a little bit of a turnaround. back to you. a massive bust in north carolina uncovers thousands of
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gallons of homemade moonshine. that bootlegged liquor was seized by officers on thursday. three people were arrested for reportedly selling the booze at roadside stands around the county. making moonshine is relatively common in the remote parts of the state. >> straight out of the old times. where we live, this close to the mountains, it's still part of the heritage. >> the investigation began tennessee 10 months ago when swann complained about moonshine being sold from a roadside stand. the investigation continues into the house fire that killed two san francisco firefighters. the possible cause officials are focusing on right now. plus, another down to the wire game for the giants. what led closer brian wilson to make this mess in the dugout?
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you're looking live outside across the san francisco bay on this saturday morning. it is going to be a very hot 4th of july weekend. some parts of the bay area will even flirt with those triple digits. and welcome back to mornings on 2, everyone. we are going to have your complete holiday forecast coming up in about seven minutes. but first, a salvage crew is now prepared to start recovery efforts of a plan that sank in richardson bay last night. many witnesses watched that plane flip over and sink, and ali rasmus is live in sausalito, where many witnesses caught that incident on video. ali. >> reporter: claudine, police say the pilot of that plane that sank has hired a private dive company to recover the plane out of the water. right now that plane is sitting about 20 to 40 feet below the surface of the bay. that recovery process is supposed to start around 9:15
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or 9:20. that is when it's supposed to be slack tied out here on the water, meaning there's no underwater tidal current. you can see it is now very calm. one every things investigators are going to be looking into, what the conditions were like yesterday evening, when the plane tried to take off and sank. amateur video captured the plane's attempted takeoff you can see it taxi, then the plane makes it just a few feet in the area before bobbing back into the water. and after the plane's nose hits the water, it then starts to take on water and starts to sink. the 75-year-old pilot and passenger managed to climb out of the plane and were not hurt. but now the focus turns to getting the this men are outs of the water. a private dive company will do the work at the plane owner's expense. sausalito police say they did contact the ntsb, and the federal aviation administration yesterday evening, but those agencies are not involved in the investigation. >> because the vessel has been
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-- taxiing, that it is -- does not fall under their jurisdiction and is not a plane crash, just a plane accident some the police department is conducting the investigation. >> sausalito police say alcohol does not par to be a factor in the incident and at this point they're not concerned about the plane's leaking any fuel. however, once this recovery gets underway, sausalito police explain we should start seeing some police vessels and coast guard vessels on the water just to make sure there are no environmental hazards and they will be keeping an eye on the salvage to happen about an hour from now. ali rasmus, ktvu channel 2 news. investigators are getting closer to finding the cause of the house fire that killed two san francisco firefighters last month. lieutenant perez and anthony valerio died from injuries suffered while battling the diamond heights house fire. investigators now say the fire appears to have started due to
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accidental electrical failure. california's low-income families say the new state budget hurts them the most. about 80 people protested outside the alameda county social service agency in oak lands. two million californiaians will suffer from cuts to their social services. the new budget reduces spending by $15 billion. >> the cuts will have me not only less money a month but start paying for medical which i can't afford. >> every penny counts. every pasadena. i don't pass one on the street that i doesn't pick up and say thank you for it. >> social service providers say they are hoping democratic lawmakers will push for a tax extension initiative next year. people parking in oakland will help cover the city's budget. the approved plan calls for city worker furloughs and the addition of 269 parking meters under the 580 under pass and east lake area. the new budget also reduces funding to the city's cable channel, but oakland will be
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able to rehire 22 police officers, pushing the department total to 660. supporters say the city has already spent millions to train them. the university of california is considering another tuition hike to offset spending cuts in the new budget. school system is expecting to lose about $150 million, so the board of regents is considering a tuition hike of nearly 10%. that would mean tuition would go up about $1,000 for the academic year. last fall they rised out takes 8%. a digs is expected in mid-july. >> it's not clear yet if the tuition proposal will spark more protests at uc berkeley. back in march they protested cuts and that brought a large group of supporters outside the hall to rally for the students. the students eventually came out after officials met some demands, including holding a town hall meeting. maria shriver made it official, she wants a divorce
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from arnold schwarzenegger. shriver filed divorce papers in los angeles county yesterday. shriver and schwarzenegger they separated last may after 25 years of marriage. in those papers, shriver blames irreconcilable differences. schwarzenegger admitted he was the father of their housekeeper's child. shriver's filing does not mention a prenuptial agreement. that means shriver could get half of schwarzenegger's earnings from his body building and acting careers. she's also asking for spousal support, but did not request a specific amount of money. federal officials say a california school district did not do enough to prevent the harassment of a 13-year-old boy who later committed suicide. seth walsh toll officials at his school he was being bullied because he was gay. his mother filed a complaint, now the district agreed to train staff and will be monitored several years. san francisco police are
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looking for your help in solving a cold case murder. detectives say this woman, paula brian, was seen leaving a bar at sixth and mission with a man back in june of 2001. she was found murdered two hours later. police are now looking for this man, a sketch of him at the time of the incident. he is 6 feet tall, weighs 200 pounds at the time and also has a tattoo of a skull and crossbones on his upper right arm. if you have any information, you're asked to contact the san francisco police department. a san francisco neighborhood known for being a hotbed of crime is getting new attention from city hall and the police department. sixth street between market and hour streets is a stretch that's been marked by everything from shootings to drug dealings. steve barton owns the passion cafe on 6th street. he was robbed at his rant two months ago and was talking about shutting down the business and moving out. the public outcry brought increased police patrols, something barton has wanted for years. >> it's just a two-block area
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that doesn't ever seem to get controlled, and if they wanted it to it would. >> since they've been stationed here, seen a lot less drinking in public, a lot less drug dealing. >> now barton says he will stay, but hopes the city will finally carry out its promise to build a police substation in the neighborhood. construction plans have been given the green light and work will begin when the board of supervisors gives its approval and that could happen next month. santa clara county is taking direct steps to help the homeless and those who are on the verge of living on the streets. a three-day survey of the homeless recently helped ed cale some people about services they could be receiving. hundreds lined up at san jose city hall yesterday to get some that much aid. organize essay they sri a growing number of families and seniors who have no place to call home. >> one of most painful things to learn was how many folks are living outside.
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we had over 70 folks over the age every 60. >> santa clara county officials say an estimated 7,000 people live on the streets. they also say 51 homeless died last year activists now creating a registry of names and photos to help long-term homeless residents receive better care. good morning to you. a live look up close, san francisco and a little bit of cloud cover in the backdrop. just a little bit of low clouds and fog out there this morning. it's going to be burning off for the next couple hours and we are going to have plenty of sunshine and plenty of heat in time for your holiday within. in fact, the heat advisory starting at noon today lasting through 9:00 this evening and expect to be with us again on sunday for interior areas. the north bay, east bay as well as south bay. temperatures hitting the mid up ander 90s in some cases along the coast no heat advisory in place but for the rest of us temperatures will be a lot warmer than what we saw yesterday. and well above average for this
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time of year. just a little bit of cloud cover along the coastline, as burn off this morning. san francisco looks like right about 10:00 noontime, maybe, maybe lingering through the golden gate. you can see here the outer richmond area, golden gate park perhaps, but by noontime it barks off coast and sunny skies future saturday. santa rosa checking in about 58 degrees. 56 san francisco. 59 in oakland. 60s already hayward, concord, san jose. mid-60s outside your door in concord at this time. so the ridge of high pressure building in from the desert southwest will stick around through the weekend and beyond. patchy fog this morning, warmer than yesterday by sunday looking to be the hottest day. we're nearing 100 degrees for some of you are inland areas. little bit of cooling in time for 4th of july although it is still plenty hot around the area. look at your forecast, highs expected today. 96 clear lake, that's the hot spot to the north of us but widespread 90s for the north bay.
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90 expected or 94 i should say in fairfield. mid-90s concord, pittsburg, walnut creek. 94 in danville. 95 in pleasanton. south into santa clara valley, a nice warm one. 91 san jose. 90 degrees santa clara. 88 expected in fremont for the afternoon. and then closer to the coast, a big difference there. 69 pacifica. 70 half moon bay. 70 san francisco. 80s around redwood city and mountainview for the afternoon. the extended forecast, extended heat wave through saturday, monday, into tuesday. finally get a bit of relief come wen, especially along the coast, and then following suits for the inland spots. between now and then, that heat advisory over the next couple days so just take it easy out there. if you're going on outside are we have a day planner coming up. >> all right. a northern california goldmine that has been a tourist attraction could soon if back into producing gold. the sutter gold mining
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company's mine is a 400 foot long shaft that mine opened back in 1989 but shut down production just a few years later. now that gold is selling for $1500 an ounce, the owner says it's worthwhile to start actual mining again. they have already have the necessary state permits and need local approval for the construction work. the giants barry zito on three days of rested will make his second start today since coming off the d.l., after a wild game yesterday against the tigers. brian wilson gives up the single blowing the save for the second straight game. the giants bounce back. top 9, pablo sandoval slaps one to deep left center. one run scores. and after a couple of bases loaded walks, giants go up 4-1. but brian wilson gives up another run and gets yanked. and gatorade cooler meets brian wilson. bases loaded, line drive from crawford. that's the ballgame. giants win, 4-3.
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in the standings, the giants get some help from the a's taking on the diamondbacks in arizona. rich hardin pitched 6 strong innings, striking out 6. matsui helps with a double that gave the a's a 4-run lead. d-backs make it close but andrew bailey strikes out willingee and end the game. a's win 5-4. a special homecoming for a bay area soldier. >> only on 2, how lance corporal riley walters says the military has changed his outlook. >> and another live look outside, there she s still rapid and wrapped up in morning fog. you're watching mornings on 2.
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good morning to you! giving you alive look oakland estuary for the afternoon temperatures expected anywhere from 10 to 15 degrees above the seasonal norm. rescue crews continue their search for a father and daughter presumed lost in the colorado mountains. about 40 searchers have joined the effort to look for pulledder city doctor and his
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daughter. the two disappeared after going hiking on june 22nd. searchers fear the pair may be trapped in steep terrain or in a river well so 14 high runoff. >> so we've got ask for more help from other areas and lots of people are coming to help. we're continuing a systematic approach to trying to find these folks. >> rescue crews say there's still hope the two are alive. the dad has written a number of papers on surviving in the willednesses and takes emergency equipment with him in case he encounters trouble. a very closely watch trial is coming to a close. casey anthony will soon learn her fate as closing arguments are set to begin tomorrow. reporter jessica stone is live in orlando for us this morning with more on the case. jessica. >> reporter: good morning, claudine. closing arguments expected to begin tomorrow on sunday, in the final day of a trial that is really captivated the nation. closing arguments in the casey anthony case begin sunday. it's the final day in a trial
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that has captivated the nation. what gun as a missing child search has grown into a 24-hour soap opera. >> it's all and sex, lies and videotapes. >> as the defense rested its case, the judge explained to casey her rights to testify. >> you understand that your decision to testify or not testify is solely your decision and your decision alone. >> yes, sir. >> and it is your decision not to testify? >> yes, sir. >> in the prosecution's rebutted al, state witness said cindy anthony was at work, not at home, when someone used casey's computer to search for the word chloroform. unprecedented amounts of which were found with evidence of human decomposition in casey's car. cindy testified that she made those searches. >> do the business records also show that user cm anthony was entering information into the
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patient record? >> yes, that's correct. >> after closing arguments, the judge will give the jury final instructions before deliberations begin. he is determined to keep the trial moving and warns that the jury is growing tired of the delays. >> remember you often take as much time as you want, but you got jurors back there. and they have been sequestered. >> jurors expected to begin their deliberations sometime sunday afternoon, and even work through the july 4th holiday. >> what can you tell us about the makeup of this jury? >> what we know is that they are from pinellas county near tampa, out of towners. they're almost evenly split between men and women, 7 women, 5 men. half of them have children. at least two or more children. it three of them have a medical background. there's also one interesting durr works for the child
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welfare administration. so we'll have to keep an eye out how all of their backgrounds come to bear on this verdict. >> all right. jessica stone reporting live, thank you so much. a 71-year-old washington state man will be in court today to face extradition after being charged in connection with a 1957 kidnapping and murder of a girl in illinois. jack daniel mccullough was arrested yesterday at the retirement community where he lived he kidnapped and killed seven years into maria in 1957. police say he was a suspect back then but had an alibi. the case ran cold after he changed his name and joined the military. but police say new information in the past several years led them to refocus on mccullough and discredit his alibi. work no more than 16 straight hours instead of 30 hours in the past. they must also have a supervisor on-site and they
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must have at least 8 hours off between shifts. the change comes after public concerns over sleep demonstration and safety. >> we've done this with truck drivers and airline pilots. it really seems to be common sense that we are pushing the human body past its ability to perform well. >> longer shifts allow residents to get to know patients better and provide them with continuous care. the new rules do not apply to second or third-year residents. a fremont family is celebrating more than just the 4th of july. their marine is home after spending seven months in afghanistan. he was given a motorcycle escort home from the airport and received cheers from family and friends as well as a big kiss from his high school sweetheart. walters says this is a very emotional time for him and the people he loves. >> it was one of greatest feelings, just being home. i'm just glad to be home. >> it means so much to me now,
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so proud of him and the country and what -- just proud! overwhelmed right now. >> the family says the timing of his return will make this a very special holiday weekend. the royal newlyweds william and kate continue their tour of canada today. later this afternoon the couple is going to depart from montreal and tour a children's hospital. on friday they will make their way to southern california. they're going to be greeted at the los angeles airport by governor brown and his wife ann. the governor's office says he plans it talk about the strengths of the uk relationship with california. several bay area mew seems will be free today but there is a catch. if you have a bank of america card visit the center among others. the free offer is good today and tomorrow and the first weekend of every month. you can also fish for free today. the california department of fish and game is offering the
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first of two free fishing days of the year today. that means you doesn't center to buy sport fishing license. but all fishing regulations like bag and size limits report card requirements, and fishing hours remain in effect. are you hungry? if you head to the alameda county fair today you may be able to see and taste the world's largest hamburger. organizers are attempting to cook 625 pounds of meat. there's also going to be a 110- pound bun more than 50 pounds of cheese, 12 pounds every pickles and 30 pounds of lettuce. that burger will take 10 people a total of 10 hours to cook and they'll need a crane to flip it. but you can sample the burger for 99 cents a bite and the proceeds go to the alameda county food bank. in the 4th of july hot dog eating contest in new york, yesterday was the weigh-in. chestnut has won the contest
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four years straight. this year there's a separate event for the women. the search is on for a baboon that's been seen all over one new jersey town, where he may have escaped from but why no one is sure. red-hot weather in time for the red, white and blue weekend. giving you a lock outside your door, plenty every sunshine and warm temperatures on the way. what you can expect for your afternoon, coming up.
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new jersey police are on
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the hot trail of a slippery character rolling the streets. dozens of people have reported seeing a baboon on the loose. authorities suspect the animal escaped from a 350-acre wildlife preserve located at an amusement park. residents in the city of jackson township saw the baboon wander through neighborhoods and even near a highway. >> i feel like this brown, dark brown animal like bigger than a squirrel, obviously. just running like just moving fast. immediately like i didn't stay for too long. i grabbed my kid and went inside. >> and 150 baboons live at the preserve and the park doesn't know if the baboon is theirs. a police officer says over the years officers have chasend down a number of animals from tigers to bears and even bulls. if you want some high- flying thrills, check out justin perriman plaza in san francisco this weekend. organizers set up a zip line 75
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feet in the air. they can go out at 30 miles an hour. the ride will cost you $29 and is available every day from 11 to 7 p.m., all summer long. a stretch of san francisco fillmore street will be alive with the sounds of jazz and tens every thousands of people. it is the annual fillmore jazz festival on this weekend on fillmore street. you can enjoy three stages of live jazz music as well as food and arts and crafts. the festival is today it tomorrow and runs from 10 until 6. the jazz fested is always a classic as is the weather now. let's check one last time with rosemary on your holiday weekend forecasted. >> yes, good morning! we are heating it up in time for the weekend. mostly sunny skies in the low to mid and upper 60s right now. heat advisory again lasting from noon until 9:00 for inland areas. it's going to be a scorcher in some cases. for the lunchtime, upper 60s along the coastline, mid-80s for the inland spots. upper 60s, low 70s for the
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coast this afternoon. and we're looking at widespread 90s for some of our hotter areas. 91 santa rosa this afternoon. 95 in concord. 95 in livermore and 80s for the bay area with upper 60s and low 70s on the coastline. that heat advisory, take it easy, get the kids plenty of water. even when not thirsty. >> other than that it's a beautiful forecast. >> it's good-looking. >> yes. >> take it. >> thank you. before we go, we want to take you outside for a live look at sausalito, where a crew is scheduled to remove a plane from the bottom of richardson bay. there's the bay now, two people rescued from that plane yesterday. so that work will begin throughout the day. we'll follow that of course on ktvu.com all day long. >> have a great saturday, everyone!
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